Tuesday’s Five Facts-
- Newly released video shows a confession from the man accused of killing four year old Lilly Garcia in a road rage incident in the interviews by police soon after being taken into custody, Tony Torrez can be heard showing emotion. The video also includes the 911 call from Lilly’s father.
- Today will be windy, partly cloudy with a slight chance of snow, highs in the 30’s, tonight will be partly cloudy, breezy. Lows of 10 to 20.
- Governor Martinez is expected to announce who will be the next secretary of state this week. This as former Secretary Dianna Duran decides whether to back out of deal to plead guilty to embezzlement charges for gambling away thousands in campaign funds. A Santa Fe judge ordered her to spend 30 days in jail and pay nearly $28,000 in fines and restitution yesterday. She has until tomorrow at noon to accept or decline.
- Another Christmas tree showed up outside La Cueva high school overnight. Someone claiming picture was sent to news 13 from someone claiming to represent La Cueva students. The original tree, part of a fundraiser, was taken down last week after a complaint from a rabbi. APS Associate Superintendent, Todd Resch said he acted without consulting the superintendent. APS said he has apologized.
- A little girl in New Mexico is getting a lot of attention for how she celebrated her 10th birthday. The Las cruces Sun-News reports that Lilyanna Martinez asked her party guests to bring gifts for those in need. In return, she got a special phone call from country star Jason Aldean, complete with concert tickets and a signed guitar.
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Albuquerque police are investigating a possible drive-by shooting in southeast Albuquerque. Police tell us it happened a little after 4 Tuesday morning, near Gibson and San Mateo. When officers arrived they found a woman with a gunshot wound to her calf. She was taken to a hospital and is expected to be okay. It’s unclear if the victim was an intended target or if this was just a random drive-by. So far no arrests have been made. The investigation is still ongoing, while detectives work to find out more information.
PNM will hold a fair for anyone who needs assistance with their bill. The fair is open for anyone whose income qualifies. All you need to apply is your current bill, proof of income, ID for all adults and kids in the house among other items. The fair starts Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. at the Alamosa Family and Community Center.